Programs at The Commons


Access feedback and insights from expert mentors with peers at similar stages of business.

Who Should Attend

Those who have a business and know what works but are looking for support to scale or expand.

What to Expect

Champions groups meet monthly for 4 mentor-led sessions focused on meeting specific business challenges. Groups are limited to 8 participants and form every 1-2 months based on interest and stage of business.


Month 1:

Mastering Mentorship Relationships & Local Resources

Month 4:

Meeting the Challenges of Growth & Scale

Month 2:

Advancing Marketing & Branding Goals

Month 3:

Building Sales & Business Development Confidence

The Commitment


4 Sessions:

Attend all 4 sessions. More than 2 absences may result in disqualification.


4 Meetings:

Book and attend 30-minute meetings with the mentors after group session.



Participate actively in facilitated group discussions. Engage guest speakers, challenge your assumptions and talk to potential customers.



Support fellow participants in troubleshooting and challenging their assumptions.


Special Circumstances:

If special circumstances may prevent or limit your attendance, please let us know. We try our best to accommodate needs due to transportation, childcare and “day jobs.”

Meet a Few of Our Mentors

Marketing & Branding

Olivia Omega Wallace

Growth & Scale

Jessica Fialkovich


Patty Nisbet | Gotta Move Fitness Founder

I joined the Champions program to gain new ideas on how to grow my business but learned so much more. I highly recommend this program to fellow entrepreneurs.


Paul Kolhoff | Gardenhouse Software Founder

The Commons on Champa is my go-to for easy access to knowledge and insight for business, technology, product marketing, and anything else that relates to running a startup. This community has given me friends, peers, mentors and mentees. The Struggle is real, but The Commons and opportunities like Champions has been key to overcoming and succeeding.

Program Cost

Four Sessions: $100
Fee assistance available based on financial need. Email

Program Dates

OcChampions applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Dates and deadlines for the next cohorts:

Application Deadline: May 12

  • Session # 1: July 14 – Commons 101/Mentorship & Resources  

  • Session # 2: August 4 – Marketing & Branding  

  • Session # 3: September 1 – Sales & Bus Dev 

  • Session # 4: October 6 – Growth & Scale

Application Deadline: October1

  • Session # 1: November 10– Commons 101/Mentorship & Resources
  • Session # 2: December 8 – Marketing & Branding
  • Session # 3: January 12 – Sales & Bus Dev
  • Session # 4: February 11 – Growth & Scale

Start Your Application

The application is always open.

Get Involved in Champions


Make your mark as Champions Peer Leader.


Qualified volunteer mentors lead
2-3 Champions sessions a year.


Demonstrate your commitment to Denver’s entrepreneur community.

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